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July 2014

Lincoln's Tomb the Focus of New Documentary

07/23/14 Lincoln's Tomb the Focus of New Documentary


A LeClaire fillmmaker wants to tell the story behind Abraham Lincoln's burial.
Renew Moline Anniversary

07/23/14 Renew Moline Anniversary


The public-private partnership is celebrating 25 years.
Moline Will Buy Electric Cars

07/23/14 Moline Will Buy Electric Cars


Despite higher initial costs, the city will save a lot of money in the long run.
Mayor Gluba's First Vetoes

07/23/14 Mayor Gluba's First Vetoes


The vetoes will be discussed, and possibly overridden, by the council Wednesday night.
Ameren Illinois Replaces Old Meters

07/22/14 Ameren Illinois Replaces Old Meters


The Missouri-based company, which serves customers in parts of Illinois, will replace old meters with new ones as part of a six-year infrastructure improvement plan.
Community Foundation Establishes $2 million in New Funds

07/21/14 Community Foundation Establishes $2 million in New Funds


In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the local organization established nearly $2 million in endowment funds.
Paws to Read

07/21/14 Paws to Read


As part of its summer reading program, the Rock Island Public Library, is bringing in therapy dogs to listen to children read.
Bettendorf Community Open House

07/21/14 Bettendorf Community Open House


The city is in the process of putting together a master development plan and is asking for input for residents.
Carrie Olson Murder Arrest

07/18/14 Carrie Olson Murder Arrest


Her former boyfriend is charged with killing the Davenport woman.

07/18/14 Midwest Week for 7/18/14


A second study of possible racial profiling by local police.
Annual School Supply Drive Begins

07/18/14 Annual School Supply Drive Begins


The "First Day Project" will benefit students from low-income families in Rock Island.
Monmouth College Class on C-Span

07/18/14 Monmouth College Class on C-Span


This weekend as part of a series, Lectures in History.
Dubuque Bridge Closing

07/18/14 Dubuque Bridge Closing


Starting Monday, the Julien Dubuque Bridge will close for ten days.
New Jersey Governor Christie Visits Davenport

07/18/14 New Jersey Governor Christie Visits Davenport


Christie, chair of the Republican Governors Association, visited Iowa for a series of fundraisers and campaign stops.
New Extension Leader

07/17/14 New Extension Leader


Jenny Garner will lead the service in a four-county region.
Quad Cities Will Host National Tournament

07/17/14 Quad Cities Will Host National Tournament


The Missouri Valley Conference has announced it will host its 2016 women's basketball tournament at the iWireless Center in Moline.
Riverbend Foodbank Grand Opening

07/17/14 Riverbend Foodbank Grand Opening


The foodbank will celebrate its official opening for its new location in southwest Davenport.
Groundbreaking for Rock Island Police Station

07/15/14 Groundbreaking for Rock Island Police Station


The new police station will be located west of downtown in the Old Chicago neighborhood.
Be A Fan to Seniors

07/15/14 Be A Fan to Seniors


The annual program to provide fans for low income seniors in Scott County.

07/15/14 Tax Levy for the QC Airport


Today, the airport authority approved the budget for the new fiscal year.
UIowa Launches Major Marking Campaign

07/14/14 UIowa Launches Major Marking Campaign


Iowa's first public university wants to attract more in-state students.
Cultural Affairs Meetings in Iowa

07/14/14 Cultural Affairs Meetings in Iowa


A series of community conversations about the department, and what it should do in the future.
JD Classic Wrapup

07/14/14 JD Classic Wrapup


A third year pro won his first tournement.
Thanksgiving in July

07/14/14 Thanksgiving in July


Residents have launched a week-long food drive to benefit three Bettendorf-area food pantries.
Farm Equipment Sales Update

07/14/14 Farm Equipment Sales Update


Tractors up but combines down.

07/11/14 Midwest Week for 7/11/14


The Davenport School District opens a creative arts academy and changes some school starting time.
Sister Concetta Park in Davenport

07/11/14 Sister Concetta Park in Davenport


Davenport-based non-profit Project Renewal celebrated its 40th anniversary with the completion of Sister Concetta park.
Metro Arts Graduation

07/11/14 Metro Arts Graduation


Students created pavement murals, a mosaic, and held dance workshops for other young people.
First West Nile in RI County

07/11/14 First West Nile in RI County


West Nile virus has already been reported in Henry and Mercer counties.
Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday

07/11/14 Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday


Modern Woodmen will help the River Bend Foodbank hand out food in Davenport.

07/10/14 JD Road Overpass Problem


Part will have to be rebuilt, but it should still be completed on schedule.
The Kings of the Narrow Gate

07/10/14 The Kings of the Narrow Gate


Dubuque man publishes a collection of stories focusing on poverty and race.
John Deere Classic Pro-Am

07/10/14 John Deere Classic Pro-Am


Thanks to the John Deere Classic, a local amateur can share the golf course with PGA champion.

07/09/14 Property Tax Fight Goes to Appellate Court


The Moline School District v. Elliott Aviation
The River Recedes

07/09/14 The River Recedes


Now that the Mississippi River is falling, cities are beginning the cleanup.
A New Search for an Architect

07/09/14 A New Search for an Architect


The Davenport School District needs an architect for Central High School construction.
Kids Day at JD Classic

07/08/14 Kids Day at JD Classic


A veteran and a newcomer prepare to play in this week's PGA event.
Watertown Residents Receive Flood Relief

07/08/14 Watertown Residents Receive Flood Relief


City officials voted to allocate $160,000 from federal grant money to residents.
"Buy Illinois Initiative"

07/07/14 "Buy Illinois Initiative"


The Illinois Department of Agriculture has launched a campaign to encourage residents to buy more local products.
Davenport Flood Update

07/07/14 Davenport Flood Update


The city prepares to take down the flood protection it put up just last week.
Residents Receive Help from Red Cross

07/07/14 Residents Receive Help from Red Cross


After severe thunderstorms caused flood damage last week, the Red Cross began distributing materials for local residents.
Flood Update

07/07/14 Flood Update


Area rivers crested on Friday and are now dropping slowly.
Development in New Old Chicago

07/03/14 Development in New Old Chicago


After years of decling investment, New Old Chicago now has nine new homes.
50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

07/02/14 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act


Historical preservation consultant unveiled a virtual heritage tour with twelve local sites linked to the African-American struggle for civil rights in Davenport.
East Moline Neighborhood Hit Hard by Thunderstorms

07/01/14 East Moline Neighborhood Hit Hard by Thunderstorms


Residents of Watertown, a neighborhood in East Moline, are still recovering from flood damage.
Davenport Flood Prep Update

07/01/14 Davenport Flood Prep Update


The city's flood protection should be completed on Wednesday.
Moline Calls for Volunteers to Fill Sandbags

07/01/14 Moline Calls for Volunteers to Fill Sandbags


Engineers, clerks, public works employees, and residents are working hard to protect Moline from the rising Mississippi River.

June 2014

MEDIC EMS Honors Late Dr. Phil Collins

06/30/14 MEDIC EMS Honors Late Dr. Phil Collins


The community named the MEDIC building after Collins, who lobbied to improve emergency medical services in Scott County.
The Mississippi River is Rising Again

06/30/14 The Mississippi River is Rising Again


A near-record crest is possible in the QC by this weekend.
Bettendorf's Vacant Council Seats Will Soon Be Filled

06/30/14 Bettendorf's Vacant Council Seats Will Soon Be Filled


Bettendorf residents will choose candidates to fill two open seats on the city council. They'll vote in a special election tomorrow.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Summit Addresses "Silent Killer"

06/27/14 Prostate Cancer Awareness Summit Addresses "Silent Killer"


Tomorrow, the Martin Luther King Center will host its second annual Prostate Cancer Awareness and Testing Summit.

06/27/14 Two Rock Island County Men Sentenced


The two men were sentenced for sexual exploitation of minors.

06/27/14 "Hollywood in the Heartland" Exhibit Opens


The first blockbuster museum exhibition of its kind in Iowa opened today.
Quinn Visits Quad City Airport

06/27/14 Quinn Visits Quad City Airport


The Illinois governor is scheduled to visit the airport tomorrow.
Katz Family Donates $500K to Figge Art Museum

06/26/14 Katz Family Donates $500K to Figge Art Museum


The Figge Art Museum has received a half a million donation from the estate of Ruth Evelyn Katz.

06/26/14 Unemployment Declines in the Quad Cities


The jobless rate fell from 6.5 percent last May, to 6.1 percent last month.
McCann Succeeds Noe as Renew Moline Board Chairman

06/26/14 McCann Succeeds Noe as Renew Moline Board Chairman


Steve McCann has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of Renew Moline.

06/25/14 Rock Island School Board Seeks New Member


A member of the board announced her resignation last night.

06/25/14 Ross' Restaurant to Move in August 2015


The popular local restaurant received an extension from the Iowa Department of Transportation to stay at its current location until next August.

06/24/14 Summer Energy Assistance Program Begins


Low-income families can start applying for a one-time payment for their electric bills, thanks to the Summer Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.
WVIK News Focus: David R. Collins Midwest Writers Conference

06/24/14 WVIK News Focus: David R. Collins Midwest Writers Conference


Beginning novelists and seasoned poets gather to take writing workshops and hone their craft.
Clinton County Outdoor Warning Sirens

06/23/14 Clinton County Outdoor Warning Sirens


The Emergency Management Agency received complaints from residents for failing to sounds its outdoor warning sirens last week during severe thunderstorms.
Rock Island County NAACP Celebrates 10 Years

06/23/14 Rock Island County NAACP Celebrates 10 Years


Members of the NAACP recognized local leaders and awarded high school students with scholarships.

06/20/14 Quad City Airport Faces Passenger Decline


The number of passengers using the Quad City Airport continued to decline last month.
Be Healthy QC Campaign

06/20/14 Be Healthy QC Campaign


The Quad City Health Initiative has launched the campaign to encourage healthy eating and and exercise in the area.
New Program Aims to Keep Young Men Out of Prison

06/19/14 New Program Aims to Keep Young Men Out of Prison


The Safer Foundation has introduced a new after-school and summer program for young men at-risk of going to prison.
New Study Shows Seniors Are Driving More

06/19/14 New Study Shows Seniors Are Driving More


Recent data show seniors are living and working longer than they did thirty years ago.

06/19/14 Bobby Schilling on New Legislation for Veterans


The republican congressional nominee for Illinois' 17th congressional district says the reform needs more work.

06/18/14 Braley Calls for USDA Funding to Stop Emerald Ash Borer


Congressman Bruce Braley has asked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to send money so that local officials can remove trees infected by the Emerald Ash Borer.
Racial Profiling by Police in Davenport

06/17/14 Racial Profiling by Police in Davenport


Racial profiling by Davenport police has declined, new data show
Construction Begins on Single-Family Homes

06/16/14 Construction Begins on Single-Family Homes


The Rock Island Housing Authority and Community Housing Services celebrated the groundbreaking of Lynden Lane, a new mixed-income subdivision.
"Ride Transit Week" in Iowa

06/16/14 "Ride Transit Week" in Iowa


The Iowa Department of Transportation is encouraging more Iowans to use public transportation to commute to work.
Local Veteran Receives Purple Heart

06/13/14 Local Veteran Receives Purple Heart


Michael Leal was injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2011. He'll receive a Purple Heart tomorrow.
30 Years of Ride the River

06/13/14 30 Years of Ride the River


A Father's Day tradition will continue in the Quad Cities this weekend.

06/13/14 Midwest Week for 6/13/14


A look at the just completed session of the Illinois General Assembly.
The 30th Annual Ride the River

06/12/14 The 30th Annual Ride the River


The annual Father's Day bi-state tour of local bike trails.
Fixing Illinois

06/12/14 Fixing Illinois


Two experts describe how we could fix Illinois
Beauty in the Bluff Work Day

06/12/14 Beauty in the Bluff Work Day


Several groups will spruce up a Davenport neighborhood in September.
Modern Woodmen Honors Bob Morrison

06/12/14 Modern Woodmen Honors Bob Morrison


Modern Woodmen of America will honor Bob Morrison, who organizes trips to national monuments for war veterans.
RME Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

06/11/14 RME Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary


Ten years ago, River Music Experience was just a museum, but now it's become much more.
Rebuild Credit Island Lodge

06/11/14 Rebuild Credit Island Lodge


Davenport's insurance company will cover the ful cost to repair and rebuild.
WVIK News Focus: Lead Poisoning in Bald Eagles, LISTEN

06/10/14 WVIK News Focus: Lead Poisoning in Bald Eagles, LISTEN


Federal wildlife officials are worried about eagles dying from eating particles of lead from bullets used to kill deer.
BHC Budget Forums

06/10/14 BHC Budget Forums


College officials will present the new budget in advance of the new fiscal year that begins July 1.

06/10/14 Rock Island Property Taxes Due


The first installment of property taxes are due for property owners in Rock Island County.
Centennial Bridge will Close for Over a Month

06/10/14 Centennial Bridge will Close for Over a Month


IDOT will begin repairs on the bridge this summer.
Missing Rock Island Teenager Found (updated)

06/10/14 Missing Rock Island Teenager Found (updated)


Haley Wagler was last seen Saturday night, but Monday night around 8:00, Rock Island police announced she had been found and is safe.

06/09/14 A Call for the RI County Board Chair to Resign


Today a fellow democrat, and central committee chair, called on Phil Banaszek to resign.
First week-long Juneteenth celebration begins in QC

06/09/14 First week-long Juneteenth celebration begins in QC


A week of music, film, and discussions in celebration of the oldest known holiday marking the end of slavery in the U.S. began yesterday.
Contract Extended for WIU President

06/06/14 Contract Extended for WIU President


After an evaluation, trustees approved a new contract and a raise for Jack Thomas

06/06/14 Midwest Week for 6/6/14


Wrapping up the recent trial of Nicholas Sheley
Big Bacon Bonanza

06/06/14 Big Bacon Bonanza


Bacon will help raise money for Churches United this weekend.
Alcoa Contract Vote

06/05/14 Alcoa Contract Vote


Workers in the QC and across the US will vote Friday
Black Hawk College's New Adult Learning Center

06/05/14 Black Hawk College's New Adult Learning Center


The college held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Adult Learning Center, located on 11th Street at 46th Avenue.
Renovations at the Dubuque National Guard Armory

06/05/14 Renovations at the Dubuque National Guard Armory


The Dubuque Readiness Center will host a rededication ceremony in honor of its recent renovations.

06/04/14 Alumni Gift to UT


The gift will help student learn skilled manufacturing
Kings Harvest Pet Rescue

06/03/14 Kings Harvest Pet Rescue


An organization that helps the homeless in the QC wants to help their pets.
Young Peregrine Falcon Named and Banded

06/03/14 Young Peregrine Falcon Named and Banded


Marta is the newest addition to Iowa's peregrine falcon community.
Levy Question for the Bett. Sch. District

06/03/14 Levy Question for the Bett. Sch. District


The Public Education and Recreation Levy would upgrade elementary playgrounds
Prayer on the Agenda for Moline City Council

06/03/14 Prayer on the Agenda for Moline City Council


Tonight, aldermen will discuss whether to add an optional invocation at the beginning of each meeting.
John Deere Classic Media Day

06/02/14 John Deere Classic Media Day


Jordan Spieth will return to defend his title
Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples

06/02/14 Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples


Rock Island County issued its first same-sex marriage licenses today, one day after the new law took effect in Illinois.
Iowa Fraud Fighters

06/02/14 Iowa Fraud Fighters


The Iowa Insurance Division brings its consumer education program to Davenport.

May 2014

All Stars Camp

05/30/14 All Stars Camp


A football and cheerleading clinic for kids with disabilities.

05/30/14 Midwest Week for 5/30/14


Our annual preview of summer theater in the QC region
Coming Back Home a Battle for War Vets

05/29/14 Coming Back Home a Battle for War Vets


At a panel discussion for the public television documentary, "Coming Back with Wes Moore," local veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with their families, discussed the challenges of coming home.
Rock River Kayak Trip

05/28/14 Rock River Kayak Trip


Three young men just finished paddling along the entire length of the Rock River
Life in LeClaire, Grand Mound, Fruitland Subject of Study

05/28/14 Life in LeClaire, Grand Mound, Fruitland Subject of Study


Researchers at Iowa State University will conduct a study on the quality of life in 99 small towns in Iowa.
Prosecution Tries to Link Stolen Pickup Truck to Sheley

05/27/14 Prosecution Tries to Link Stolen Pickup Truck to Sheley


Prosecutors tried to prove today that Nicholas Sheley disposed of a possible murder weapon near St. Louis.

05/27/14 Former QC Man Runs for Indiana Treasurer


Mike Boland will be the democratic nominee
QC Criterium 2014

05/23/14 QC Criterium 2014


The annual Memorial Day bike races will move to a new course this year.
Augustana Commencement

05/23/14 Augustana Commencement


Graduation weekend begins Saturday
New children's garden opens

05/14/14 New children's garden opens


The Quad Cities Botanical Center opened phase 1 of its first interactive, inter-generational children's garden this afternoon.
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